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Monday, 20 June 2016 Opens Event For Assemble Of Schorlars, Holds On The Road Project In Ibadan And Lagos Opens Event For Assemble Of Schorlars,  Holds Yoruba Name On The Road Project In Ibadan And Lagos

Holding post-launch public free events:
Featuring film screening:  'Family Name' (1998) by Macky Alston, organised by UI's Film Club. 
* 1st July 2016 , 2 – 4 pm at Drapers Hall, University of Ibadan.
Goethe Institut Lagos, 6th July, 2016 at 12pm -1pm

Barely four month into its launch, the frontline high-tech multimedia dictionary of the names of Yoruba, is holding its post-launch open public events in the cities of Ibadan and Lagos, in Nigeria.
The beta mode of Yoruba has recorded over three-hundreds thousands (300,000+) of entries name and a large followership of supporters.
In an advertorial published by the Yorùbá Name, Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún in collaboration with Laila Le Guen have urged the members of the public to seize the opportunities of the expanding knowledge-base documentaries of Yoruba family names and attending benefits of volunteering with Yorùbá Name.
"The team at Yoruba Name are very excited to share some fresh news with the general public: next month, we're taking the YorubaName project on the road in Nigeria, first in Ibadan (1st July, 2016) and then in Lagos (6th July, 2016).
According to the organisers, the two major events are going to be an assemble of scholars, academials as well as ensemble of of stakeholders in arts and language.
The general public are urged to join seize the opportunity to engage in the  "incredibly energising conversations with scholars, students, journalists, artists and other community members."
"At the gracious invitation of IFRA Nigeria and the University of Ibadan, we are going to give a talk retracing the project's genesis and detailing its current state of advancement as well as expected future developments. We will then give participants a chance to directly contribute to our growing knowledge base through a workshop on documenting Yorùbá names."
"On the program in Ibadan is a special screening of the documentary 'Family Name' (1998) by Macky Alston, organised by UI's Film Club.
"So mark your calendars!
1st July 2016 , 2 – 4 pm at Drapers Hall, University of Ibadan.

"In Lagos, the YorùbáName team will be hosted by the Goethe Institut, where we will open a broad dialogue about the project and unveil some upcoming features. Do come and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the volunteers behind Yorùbá Name, ask everything you've been burning to know, and grab a souvenir on your way home! 6th July, 12 – 1.30 pm at Goethe Institut Lagos.

Both events are free but space is limited so you're advised to sign up on the Eventbrite page:
and here for Lagos :

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If you would like to cover either of these events for a print or online publication, do get in touch with us on for more details.
See you in Nigeria soon!

  By Laila Le Guen & Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, Nigeria

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